21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
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Gold Coast
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Sydney
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Melbourne
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Adelaide
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Perth
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Cairns

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Flagstaff Hill Lookout, Opal Reef, &more), Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda) and Pacific Watersports (in Palm Cove). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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Gold Coast

— 3 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Visit Kirra Beach and Greenmount Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Robina Town Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Albert Street Uniting Church, St. John's Anglican Cathedral, &more) and Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tugun Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in November: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Popular historic sites such as Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and The Rocks are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Sydney Jewish Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets, and stop by Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers.

Discover how to plan a Sydney trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and then catch the contagious excitement of Flemington Racecourse. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Adelaide

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 18th (Thu), kick back and relax at Semaphore Beach, see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, then examine the collection at South Australian Aviation Museum, and finally stroll through Henley Beach.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Perth

— 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get some historical perspective at The Perth Mint and Leighton Battery Guns. Get some cultural insight at Scitech and Fremantle Arts Centre. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum of Western Australia.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Perth holiday planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. When traveling from Adelaide in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.